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| Richard Wilson
| Birth name
|| Ian Colquhoun Wilson
|| July 7, 1936 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
| Notable Roles
|| Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave
| Notable Episodes
|| 2 Light Entertainment BAFTA's and the British Comedy Awards’ Top Television Comedy Actor
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Richard Wilson is a Scottish actor and director. On television, he is probably best known for "One Foot in the Grave". The series concluded when Wilson's character was killed by a neighbour played by another Scot, Hannah Gordon.
Guest Starring Roles
Talk, News and Game Show Appearances
Awards and Accolades
- Won two Light Entertainment BAFTA Awards, and the British Comedy Awards’ Top Television Comedy Actor for One Foot in the Grave.
- Appeared with actors James Fox and Edward Fox in both 'A Passage to India' and 'Gulliver's Travels': the only productions the two brothers appeared in together.
- Worked as a research scientist, before becoming an actor.
- Acted and directed initially within amateur stage productions, then professionally after he graduated attended RADA at the age of 29, later becoming an Associate Member of RADA.
- Keen Supporter of the Labour Party.
- Appointed an OBE in 1994 for services to drama as a director and actor.
- Rector of the University of Glasgow, 1996-1999 and now a visiting professor for Drama there.
- Associate Director of the Royal Court.